Posted by: opala808 | April 23, 2010

Pearl City Band Claims Lex Brodie Recycling Challenge

The Pearl City High School Marching Band captured first place in the third annual Lex Brodie’s Earn and Learn School Recycling Competition, co-sponsored by the City’s Department of Environmental Services.

In a single collection event, PCHS collected $1,322, while Punahou School, which won the event a year ago, took second with $1,048. Lex Brodie’s Tire Company Foundation presented a check for $1,000 to Pearl City High Marching Band and $500 to Punahou.

The recycling challenge was open to any public or private school on Oahu from September 1, 2009, through March 15, 2010. ENV supplied participating schools HI-5 collection bins during the scheduled events.

Participants held 64 collection events during the period, collected almost 400,000 HI-5 beverage containers and earned more than $20,000 for their schools and organizations by redeeming the deposits.

Competing schools earned anywhere from $100 to more than $1,000 per event. Honorable mentions went to Aikahi Elementary School, Kailua High, Waimalu Elementary School, Nuuanu Elementary School and Damien Memorial School, all of which earned more than $450 per recycling event and some did so several times.

All participants utilized the City’s HI-5 fundraiser bins to support collection events. The bins are available upon request to schools or organizations conducting recycling fundraisers. For more information on the City’s recycling program, log on to, or call 768-3200.

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